October 30, 2014

Classic Orange Fluff {aka Orange Pineapple Salad}

One of the ultimate classic comfort foods ~ Orange Pineapple Salad ... Or as we call it in our house, Orange Fluff.  It's classic for a reason.  Because it's good.

Classic Orange Pineapple Jello Salad

As a food blogger, sometimes meals in our house are ... well ... a little weird.  See, our meals often revolve around what I'm working on for the blog.  Which means depending on what I'm creating, we may eat virtually the same thing for days in a row ... Over and over and over again as I make little tweaks or test a recipe.

Or, we end up eating a kinda strange combination of things.  Because I've been working on different recipes for brands.  Or articles for a site to which I contribute.  Or, as is typically the case, all of these things at once.

And eating a strange combination of things is just exactly what happened the other day.  Let's just call it our orange meal ...

Not orange flavored.

Orange colored.

Yes, I looked at our dinner table the other night and noticed everything on it was orange.  {Or at least orange-y, anyway.}

I had made a big bowl of Orange Pineapple Salad ... or Orange 'Fluff' as we call it ... to just have around in the fridge.  It's one of my hubby's favorites.  So I make it a lot.

We had remnants of it left in the fridge, so I pulled it out for dinner.

Then I pulled out a big pot of this Roasted Butternut Squash Chili.  My Mom created this recipe, and I had made a big batch ... and worked on creating a variation with meat.  {Successfully, I might add! ... recipe coming soon.}

Oh, did I mention? ... Cooked butternut squash's color ...  =  orange.

Roasted Butternut Squash Chili

Finally I pulled out a big platter of Buffalo wings, both baked and fried, ... because I'd just finished photographing a series on how to make Buffalo wings for a site to which I contribute.

Buffalo wings' color?? ... = orange.

{Side note:  I've been writing 'how-to' articles for another site for almost a year now, but haven't announced it because the articles aren't published yet.  So far, the site has just been banking content.  Publishing was supposed to have begun this month, but it's delayed.  Once an article goes live, I'll let you all know where to find me ... promise.  I hope you'll all check it out!}

Baked Buffalo Wings

So as you can see, sometimes our meals are ... weird.  A strange collection of things like Orange Fluff, Butternut Squash Chili, and wings.

And in this case, all of them happened to be ... orange.  Pretty appropriate for the week of Halloween, don't you think?

Happy Halloween everybody! However you celebrate {or don't celebrate}, have fun and be safe!!

Classic Orange Pineapple Jello Salad
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Classic Orange Fluff Salad {aka Orange-Pineapple Jello Salad}
Source:  My mother-in-law, and about 1,000 different church cookbooks
(Printable recipe)

  • 1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip
  • 1 (16 oz.) container sour cream
  • 1 (3 oz.) package orange gelatin
  • 3 c. mini marshmallows
  • 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can mandarin oranges, drained
  1. Combine Cool Whip and sour cream until smooth. Stir in dry gelatin mix until well blended. Stir in marshmallows; then gently fold in pineapple and mandarin oranges.
  2. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Please enjoy these other delicious "fluffs" from The Kitchen is My Playground ...
5-Cup Fruit Salad

Easy Chocolate Fluff

Easy Ambrosia Salad


  1. Yum! This looks good. I might have to try this. I just tried pineapple a few days ago for the first time ever. After 30 years I'm mad because it's sp gppd and i've been missing out! Haha, Happy Friday!

    1. So glad you tried pineapple, Leslie! Yes, it is soooooo good! Enjoy the orange fluff!

  2. Your Orange Fluff looks delicious! I'm a big fan of the fluffs! I'd love for you to share this at my Creative Ways Link Party that just went live at 8pm tonight. Hope to see you there!

  3. This looks so good! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  4. Your Orange Fluff look awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you stay warm and cozy on this cold day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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